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Old 25 October 2007, 13:57   #161
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Ok, game on! Picking the boat up tomorrow morning, all riged and PDIed. I'm gonna try and get out this weekend. Just have to connect up a few things before the off and away I go.

Anyone fancy comming along?
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Old 25 October 2007, 18:50   #162
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Yeh....me.

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Old 26 October 2007, 07:02   #163
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Andy,
What day are you thinking of?
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Old 26 October 2007, 07:06   #164
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andy,
might be up for a trip,
which day?
and where from?
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Old 26 October 2007, 08:17   #165
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I wasn't thinking of too much of an epic voyage as I haven't got any seats grab rails or any luxuries Half the gauges aren't wired up either!

I was however thinking of a shakedown for all of 5 mins in Portsmouth Harbour followed by a blast in the Solent , Portsmouth end.

Either Sat or Sunday would be good, however Sunday might be better as I can connect a few things before we go out, like the fuel gauge, bilge pump and VHF.

What time is high tide?
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Old 26 October 2007, 08:24   #166
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Lastest update is that on collection for the RIB from the workshop they where still working on the engine. Appartently it was proving difficult to remove air bubbles from the oil lines After about 2hrs of bleeding things where looking promissing and the engine fired into life.

They've placed the outboard in Run-in mode again, just to make sure there's enough oil getting though (I'm glad it's still under warantee )

Hydraulic steering's all bled though and is a rather comfortable 3.5 turns lock to lock, so I'm dead chuffed my calculations where bang on when buying the helm unit.

On the way home, along the motorway some maniac started tooting his horn, I thought something must have fallen off the trailer or RIB. Looked over to see Olly shooting past in his Subaru. Hi mate!
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Old 26 October 2007, 11:50   #167
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I wasn't thinking of too much of an epic voyage as I haven't got any seats grab rails or any luxuries Half the gauges aren't wired up either!...
Wait until it's finished. It'll be a whole lot better experience. Promise.
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Old 26 October 2007, 11:53   #168
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Wait until it's finished. It'll be a whole lot better experience. Promise.

I have to say Andy I agree with JW.

As much as you want to get it on the water the half finished feel may spoil it for you.

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Old 26 October 2007, 12:10   #169
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If there's that much left to do, I agree, spend the time getting her finished, as much as you are aching to get her in adn give her a go.

Besides, have you decided on thename yet, you can't go anywhere until then
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Old 26 October 2007, 13:19   #170
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I might have found a name for it, but mums the word for the time being. As for waiting, I've been doing that since April, I only want to check the engine installation's gone smoothly and that I'm not going backward when I'm supposed to be going forwards
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